A few words about "TAZZELENGHE": A native grape from Friuli though the precise area of origin is unknown. It was part of the multitude of original vineyards scattered in the Friuli region hills, today mostly gone. This grape was rediscovered along with Refosco and Schiopettino and is grown in different areas of the Colli Orientali hills in Friuli. The name itself it testament to the personality of this wine that is for the experienced and educated consumer. In fact, Tazzelenghe means "tongue cutter", a fully deserved designation for its unique quality.
Typology: Red wine Grape variety: 100% Tazzelenghe Harvesting: Manual harvesting, soft pressing of the grapes, fermentation temperature at 26° -28° C, maceration on skins for 15-20 days, with several remontages to racking. Fermentation and refinery: The wine refines in barrels of massive oak of 225 litres, after 24 months is assembled. After 6 months from assembly, bottling. Refining in bottle for 6 months before marketing. Temperature for Serving: 18-20 °C Tasting notes: Intense red color with violet reflexes, strong in mouth. Tough and sturdy wine that softens itself during the normal processes of ageing related to barrel-ageing (condensation and oxidation of tannins). The purplish-red color, intense, vinous when young, dims to change in red with Garnet reflexes with ageing. The bouquet is ample and pleasant with mild hints of wood. Serving Suggestions: Wine indicated for roasts and braised. Goes well with sauces of white and red meats and game.